My name is Chris Baxter, and I am an associate professor of political science at the University of Tennessee at Martin. This web site is designed to serve as an introduction to U. T. M.'s political science program and services and my role in them. In addition to teaching courses in American government and public administration, I also serve as pre-law advisor and as coordinator of U. T. M.'s legislative internship program.
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I primarily teach courses in American government and public administration. I regularly teach POSC 210, American Government and Politics. In the area of public administration I teach POSC 314 (Intergovernmental Relations), POSC 353 Administrative Law, POSC 361 Intro to Public Administration, POSC 363 Public Budgeting and Personnel Management, and POSC 431-2 American Constitutional Law.
In addition to my teaching areas, I am also interested in the study of judicial politics, particularly judicial selection and judicial behavior in the state and federal courts. See my External Links page for a list of some of my favorite courts-related sites.
As I mentioned above, I provide pre-law advising services to students across the U. T. M. campus and serve as coordinator of our legislative internship program. Since 2005 I have also served as a faculty mentor for the First-Year Initiative for freshmen and other students new to U. T. M. In 2013 I proudly participated for the seventh straight year in UTM's Governor's School for the Humanities. I also a member of UTM's chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi honors fraternity.